17 days in Continental USA Itinerary

17 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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17 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
2
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Orlando, Florida
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Auckland

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are much hotter (33°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 3rd (Fri), find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park, discover the magic at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, and then have some family-friendly fun at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Anaheim online route planner .

Anaheim is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. July in Anaheim sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center ©

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip maker tool .

You can drive from Anaheim to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Anaheim in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 47°C and lows at 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

2
nights
Orlando, Florida

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, make a trip to Cinderella Castle, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks, and get in on the family fun at Magic Kingdom Park.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Orlando trip planning app .

Fly from Las Vegas to Orlando in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Orlando, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

1
night
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Washington DC online travel route builder .

Fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in New York City sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 16°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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